Book an Open Day

Hedgehog Friendly Campus

 

 

The University has bronze level Hedgehog Friendly Campus accreditation

Did you know that hedgehog numbers in the UK have declined by 50% since 2000 and there are now estimated to be fewer than 1 million left? We wanted to do something about this and so joined the Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme, which is designed to make our campuses places where hedgehogs can thrive.  

The Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme is sponsored by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and has three levels, bronze, silver and gold.  We are very proud to have obtained the bronze level in March 2021.  To obtain accreditation, we had to fulfil 10 criteria out of a possible 18.  These included hedgehog surveying on and off campus, making sure our gardeners and security teams are aware of what to do if they find an ill or distressed hedgehog, putting stickers on our strimmers to alert users to potential danger to hedgehogs, holding hedgehog awareness activities and raising money for the BHPS.  We are now aiming to achieve the silver award by March 2022.  Visit the BHPS website to find out more or check out the blog to find out what we have been doing this year.

If you want to get involved in the scheme please contact k.cathie@chi.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.